Off The Wire: News for the Canadian media freelancer May 7-13

Once a week, we gather stories about the media business, journalism, writing, publishing, and freelancing—with a Canadian focus—and share them in Off the Wire. Who needs a water cooler?


From Canada:


From the U.S. and beyond:


From Story Board last week:

  • Writers Who Do Data Journalism Increasingly In Demand: Any freelance journalist has tools they rely on, whether it is a specific brand of pens or an addiction to Google News. But at the Ink + Beyond and Canadian Association of Journalists conference in Ottawa on May 2-4, Fred Vallance-Jones and David McKie encouraged writers to add a few new tools to their kit: those that help them understand and source data…
  • Is the Canada Periodical Fund helping TC Media squeeze freelancers?: The Canadian Media Guild has sent a letter to Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore asking him to review the funding TC Media receives from Heritage Canada’s Periodical Fund in the wake of the new contract it tried to impose on freelancers this year. TC Media has received between $7.5 and $8.5 million from the fund each year for the past three years….
  • Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards: Have you done any social justice writing this year? If so, you’re invited to submit your work for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award…


Spot a story you think we should include in next week’s Off the Wire? Email the link to or tweet us at @storyboard_ca.


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